GUWAHATI, July 1 � Director General of Assam Police Shankar Barua today said that the department is studying ways and means to control mob violence in a more effective manner.
The Assam Police chief further said that the department is also assessing the requirement of the force in terms of procurement of safety gears and equipment to combat the recent Dispur-like mob violence in a better way.
He was referring to the June 22 Dispur violence where three persons died during police firing and several people including policemen were grievously injured.
Barua was speaking to media persons during the inauguration of a cyber investigation lab and a Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) training lab in the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) premises today.
�We, at the same time, also want to ensure that there is minimum public injury while dealing with such situations,� the DGP said.
On the two new cyber labs, Barua said that the state-of-the-art tools would expedite the investigation process of the Assam Police and would be a force multiplier.
�With the aid of the latest technology, even cases with cross-border nexus could also be cracked,� Barua said, adding, �Digital retrieval of data and call detail records analysis would be some of the key roles of the labs.�
The labs have been set up under the Assam Police Modernisation Scheme. The cost of the labs, set up with features like remote investigation and analysis and call detail record system, has been estimated at around Rs 60 lakh.
It needs mention here that the Criminal Investigation Department has witnessed a spurt in the number of cyber crime cases in the last few years.
On the NDFB (Ranjan faction) not extending its unilateral ceasefire, the DGP said that the Assam Police is ready to face any kind of situation.